The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

I Design for OC Scrapbookers' n More

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You Can Make this Beauty Yourself! Read below to see how to.....

Hello My Blog Buddies...

I am humming along here, enjoying the warm weather - even the rain and I'm so happy to hear the birds singing in the yard, singing so merrily happy it seems just to be home from their winter trip and busy building nests and laying eggs.  I feel new creation all over right now and I've been creating a little as well the past couple of weeks.  I'm getting excited too as I prepare for the wonderful event going on this weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.  The "Stop, Shop and Learn" event put on by O.C. Scrapbookers n'More at the United Baptist Church on Malabar (just off Great Northern Road) on Saturday, June 4th.  The doors open at 9am and the event will run until 4pm in the afternoon.  During that time there will be demos running in the morning where you can rotate and learn how to use some of the best tools in the scrapbooking industry.  Some of the most fabulous products will be explored and techniques taught by a group of wonderful and talented crafters and designers.
In the afternoon, OC Scrapbookers will offer some playtime with products in the form of mini workshops.  I will be there on Saturday demoing with Spellbinders in one time slot and then Martha Stewart punches during another time slot in the morning.  In the afternoon I will be offering tutorial to make this card I've featured here to 16 participants, eight participant per workshop and I will do it twice during the afternoon.  Watch my demos in the morning and then participate in the workshop where you can see how these beautiful die-cuts and punch-outs can be layered on  a project for added depth and dimension.  All the details to participate in my Envelope Folding Card tutorial is on the O.C. newsletter that has been sent out.  If you have not received the email and you are not on the OC newsletter email list, email me k_robitaille@yahoo.com  and I will forward you a copy of the newsletter and give Deb at OC Scrapbookers your email address to add you to their contact list.  I highly recommend that you PRE-REGISTER for my mini-workshop because it will be first come, first served beginning with email registration for those who know they will be making it out on Saturday.  Email Deb at ocscrapbookers@yahoo.ca  and she can put you down in the order that you email her.  I can't recommend this too strongly as there are several who have indicated that they want to make this card to take home on Saturday!
You will learn how to score and fold this paper into a card that folds into itself and then embellish with all of the die-cuts and punch-outs already precut to save time.  After our cards are made, play with the tools. use the Grand Calibur and see for yourself how easy it is and the beautiful results you can achieve each time you make a pass.  See for yourself how you can cut up to eight different die-cuts in each pass depending on the size of your dies.  Explore the versatility of the Grand Calibur and the Spellbinder dies!  What an amazing product line and one that just keeps growing and improving season to season!!  Email me!  Get in Touch with Deb at OC Scrapbookers to register or get more information at oscrapbookers@yahoo.ca  and visit www.scrapaholics.ca  to see the awesome changes with the newest product pics posted on the home page!  Go on over and check it out!!  Hope to see you all there on Saturday for some awesome playtime.  Back soon with more posts of this card in varying patterns.  TTFN --humming away....  

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello All my Bloggin' Friends!

Just poppin in to post a new card that I put together for a colleague at work who is under the weather.  I selected a nice little get well verse for the inside and was very pleased with the Spring like look and colors reminiscent of the promise of summer to come.  The paper I used is an older Cosmo Cricket summer wedding collection and I fell in love with the soft muted greens, yellows, and greys and that punch of orange.  I layered a few Spellbinder dies on this one.  First I used the Heart Circles Nestabilities in orange on the face of the card and then again on the inside to frame the get well verse.
The Heart Circle that I cut for the front panel I did with that blast of orange that you see here and there throughout the pattern paper collection.  I covered that die cut with a Beaded Oval die cut in grey, then a standard oval and then another beaded oval.  The center sentiment is one I chose from the JustRite 2" Square Hope Centers and Borders collection.  I used another of the Spellbinders Standard Ovals to frame "Thinking of You" from the Sympathy Nested Sentiments and Verse collection from Just Rite Stampers.  As I share what Just Rite stamps I used here, I am thinking of the great plans I have for some new Just Rite stamps that go with some of the Spellbinders dies that I will be working on.  I will be putting some of those projects right here on the blog.  And as I go on and on here, I think I better get moving as I still have a few thing to gather up as I get ready for another day of fun and crafting tomorrow.  I'm off to Espanola in the morning to the 1st Annual "I Love Scrappin" fundraiser crop put on by Community Living Espanola.  The proceeds from this crop will go towards the purchase of a new wheelchair van for C.L.E.
OC Scrapbookers will be on the scene tomorrow with a store full of scrapping products and a little birdie told me that some new items just arrived and will be put on display tomorrow for us all to drool over!  Come on out and shop if you can't stay and crop!  I hope to see you all there at some point through the day tomorrow.  Not only will I be working on some of my projects but I will also be working with Deb and the OC team on some fabulous demonstrations with some of the new products and trends in the Scrapbooking world.  It will prove to be an exciting day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all my Blog Friends...

I just wanted to get a post out today in memory of all Moms everywhere, and to those Moms who work tirelessly on scrapbooking for the family, Bravo!  I see you all at the crops working hard, making sure that you don't scrapbook one more layout than the other siblings in the family - trying to keep everything fair and having so much fun archiving those memories!  This layout is for all Moms everywhere and it features KaiserCraft paper and pearls. This paper collection is mutely colored and has a delicate pattern reminiscent of Spring and upcoming Summer.  The paper is called English Rose and is a popular one that I have used a few times on various projects.  For this project and to commemorate Mother's day, I have used the ever popular Cricut Cartridge exclusive to Creative Memories, Reminisce Accents.  When I saw this cartridge, right away I had to have it.  It is chock full of frames, borders, and flowers galore that layer in triplicate!  Wow, I love layers so it spoke volumes to me.  There are some beautiful sentiments - all the sentiments I have used is from the cartridge.  Every cut on these two pages is from the Reminisce Accents cartridge so you see what you can do with the cricut and one good cartridge?  There is so much more in this cartridge than what you see here - I used two examples of the banners, one for the title and the other banner I am using for journaling on. I've chosen two of the several frame choices and sized them up for substantial sized pictures.  I see a picture of the whole family on the first page and then a picture of Mom with the children for the second page.  Or Mom and Dad on the first page and then the whole family on the second page.  The combinations are endless but you can vary or add to this design, the sky is the limit of course.  OC Scrapbookers has this paper and the pearls and I believe this is the second time she gets it in as the first order was sold out almost as soon as it hit the shelves!  Check out the home page and see how she has the new stuff featured on the home page!  Lots of hard work has been put into the store site loading up the newest additions with lots more to come.  Don't forget my friends, an upcoming day crop in Espanola!  "I Love Scrappin", first annual Espanola Fundraising crop on May 14th, beginning at 8:00am in the morning until midnight Saturday night.  It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and the fee is $25.00 which will go to Community Living Espanola - money being raised for the purchase of a new wheelchair van.  So all my scrapbooking buddies - hope to see you there.  OC Scrapbookers will be putting on some demos in the afternoon so hope to see you there!